Today has been the antidote to yesterday - good karma's right of reply.
Wawa is still grumpy and screamy, but let's gloss over that with these cute, but poor quality mobile phone pictures of her playing in the unused dog kennel, shall we?
Aw, look at that. She's sooo sweet. No evidence of screaminess there!
In the past, my efforts at cooking with Ni have met with mixed results. Today, inspired by Melissa at Vibrant Wanderings, I decided it was time to try again and what a difference a little time has made to my beautiful late bloomer! She made delicious fried rice for the whole family, deciding on ingredients, chopping and cooking with a minimum of assistance and instruction. And she did it all with genuine enthusiasm, which makes all the difference to her devoted teacher.
We all ate lunch together outside, then Ni and I planted tomatoes while Wawa played. Later, after Ni had done her school work, we painted river stones, inspired in part by, Color Me Katie. We made some for Wawa featuring simple shapes and colours and a few for ourselves as well.
This was the kind of day you dream of in your more idealistic moments as a homeschooler (usually right before reality intrudes).
And just to make a great day awesome, I ran out of time and ended up making pancakes for dinner!